Author Archives: UntraveledRoads

About UntraveledRoads

Fascinated by life, looking for answers to chronic pain and finding unexpected gifts. Interested in people, ideas, healing and humour. I am very happily married with three children and a kitten. As English born immigrants to Canada, we have family spread overseas, a daughter in South Africa and one in England. We also run a charity in South Africa to educate black, rural South African Women. Our first girl from a rural township has just graduated as an accountant from Johannesburg University and got a good job in a bank.

Also Blessed to Receive

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. Sophocles   Two of my closest friends are struggling with cancer. So when I saw Radical Remissions, I picked it up. Kelly … Continue reading

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When Enough is Good Enough

Sure fire way to make a big decision? Ask an algorithm. Hiring a secretary, choosing a wife, buying a house, the optimal method is to see a certain number (actually 37% of your possibles), but don't make a decision yet. … Continue reading

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Murphy Reigns

Having spent the last 24 hours battling bureaucracy, I think it is time to update Murphy's Law. Our grandson is trying to switch from a South African University to a Canadian one. Simple? As he's in the Southern Hemisphere, along … Continue reading

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Quitting to Live

Today's ashes are tomorrow's soil. Craig D. Lounsbrough   It was a big and final decision – to stop medical marijuana. It had been the new hope and, miraculously, initially turned the pain off like a tap. I stood and … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning

An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: A meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. The Dalai Lama     How to live a meaningful life although in constant pain – … Continue reading

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Standing up to the Bullies

OMG United! Bad press, bad heart! Every way you look at it, the company is thinking meanly, from taking seats from boarded, paying passengers to give to their aircrew (can't they count before boarding?) to initial self-righteous comment (no way … Continue reading

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Too Short a Time

It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life. Bryant H. McGill Imagine being 16, with 13 brain surgeries behind you and ahead … what? And it's your birthday. Lewis … Continue reading

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